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>>587472
They are too busy updating mannpower 2 times per year
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valve had 360 employees in 2016 and that probably hasn't grown much since
meanwhile they're working on maintaining steam, dota 2 and csgo, they just launched a handheld console, they probably have at least 2 unannounced games and probably some unannounced hardware stuff
in addition to that, they have a policy which lets employees choose on which projects they work on, which ends up with a lot of developers moving to the currently trendy projects
valve simply does not have enough manpower and willpower to work on a 15 year old hat simulator
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>>587472
it still sits in top 10 most played games on Steam
it doesnt need to
good core design means they dont have to do much to keep people playing or to keep shit balanced, unlike Dota where it's impossible to balance 140 heroes across all skill levels, or csgo which is full of aimbotters and pre-defined bullet spreads that autistic russians memorize
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>>587472
shit game, valve should put it to rest and move on to a better game like artifact or focus on dota
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>>587472
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I wish comtress was more playable
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>>587767
this
I used to be in the "why valve why" camp but the game doesnt really need it and the way most multiplayer games are today (with sbmm/eomm and all that weird censorship) its a fucking blessing they only lightly touched on shit that wouldnt fly in modern games like custom sprays or anything goes in chat uncensored, but you can at least still turn off/on that stuff. hell the fact that you can text chat with the enemy team by default is great since that isnt even an option in most games.
probably the only thing about the current state of the game that makes me wish for change is the fucking puritans that run community server networks and share ban lists with eachother, getting banned from skial in 2013 for harassing an admins internet girflfriend with schadenfreude didnt start to sting until a year or so back when that network became one of the last vanilla options with the only others having me banned for "imported from partner banlist"
if the bots were a non-issue this wouldnt be nearly as much of a problem though, and furthermore thats just the shitty community and not really something valve can fix
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looking to get into tf2. what advice have ye to offer?
should i just turn back and uninstall?
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>>594892
Play the tutorial, it's pretty shitty but its relatively short and teaches you basic stuff.
Casual mode is currently being infested by fully automatic aimbots, called just bots for short (not to be confused for the bots built into the game, which are shitty AI players in practice mode). You just have to put up with the bots (make sure to vote yes when someone starts a votekick) or you can just try to find a community server, but they usually have much more experienced players compared to the average Casual lobby.
Don't use crafting, it's a waste of drops. If your account is premium you can just trade with weapon bots (such as on scrap.tf (that site is run by groomers btw)) to get the unlocks you want, but stock weapons are good enough on pretty much every class. The exceptions I can think of is Medic's crossbow primary which is superior compared to every other since it heals, or Heavy's lunchbox unlocks since the shotgun is useless on Heavy.
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>>587568
>in addition to that, they have a policy which lets employees choose on which projects they work on, which ends up with a lot of developers moving to the currently trendy projects
This is mostly true but missing a key nuance. They don't work on the new trendy stuff because its new and trendy so to say, but rather because if they exercise their "freedom" to work on "whatever they want" they'll be magically out of a job. Out of over 300 employees there are plenty of employees that would love to work on Tf2 as a little pet project, they know what will happen if any significant amount of time is spent there.
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>>587767
>unlike Dota where it's impossible to balance 140 heroes across all skill levels, or csgo which is full of aimbotters and pre-defined bullet spreads that autistic russians memorize
someone clearly isn't aware of the state of tf2
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>>595053
proofs?
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>>595053
>>596501
There was also some stuff going on with Valve being really "clique-y" and being the TF2 devs equates to being the nerdy kids who everyone steals lunch money from and gives swirlies in the bathroom to.
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>>594892
Don't use casual matchmaking if you can avoid it.
Use the server browser to look for games that you think you would enjoy.

Learning how to do a basic rocket jump will instantly put you a step above the average player.
2fort is a noobtrap map.
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game is perfect, doesnt need any more updates.
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>>594892
install TF2C instead
https://gg.apple-shack.org/tf2c/
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>game is perfect, doesnt need any more updates.
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>>599323
and join the other 3 people playing it, all of whom are trannies? no thanks
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cs:go
/thread
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>>599478
When did Dane ever say this
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>>599999
>>600000
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>>599478
It blows my mind that this guy started playing in 2013 and thinks his opinion fucking matters on anything when the game was already in it's twilight years by the time he installed it the first time.
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Thoughts on this guy? I hate him
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>>600440
Who?
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>>600440
glad he became a stable part of the community, if not for him every faggot "generalist" class main would think theyre gods fucking gift to earth and be an mgefag
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>>600440
Reddit incarnate.
I'm not just saying that as a buzzword, he is literally the average Redditor.
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>>600440
Couldn't this guy be unironically rich through like, inflation or something?
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>>600440
who is he???i have 1.2k hours in tf2 but never payed attention to the youtube/comp scene
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>>600440
>Exploded when he did the stereotype series
>Half the stereotypes where just made up shit
>Entire gimmick is that he is a trolldier
>Encourages the """50/50 rule""" where people have to decide if a server should be friendly or not and everybody should comply
>Only plays on 2fort and Hightower
His weapon reviews were okay but everything else is just trash
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>>588243
i thought you were serious for a second
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>>600440
he said trans rights on twitter
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>>603265
very brave of him
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>>600440
He hates it when people play the objective and most of his jokes fall completely flat.
He is the embodiment of retards who whine about people capping on hightower in matchmaking instead of just going to a community server where that shit isn't a problem.
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>>587472
Idk those nigger would never update that server
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>>605571
why don't YOU go into a community server you fuck
>you cap and nobody has to wait the mandatory 60 seconds for map voting after 30 seconds of the teams walking around like retards with their DM being ruined
>you won't get votekicked because votekick is disabled
>you get to spray your shitty "FUNNYXD" pornographic sprays freely and everyone will treat you like a faggot in 1970s sodom and francisco
it's fuckin paradise for ya cunt
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>>608477
You think other people should leave the official servers if they want to play by the default ruleset? You seem kind of entitled.
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>>608477
I've never liked matchmaking because I do not eat shit.
Imagine using a system designed around 3 round matches for endless dm and then pissing your pants when people try to use matchmaking for it's stated intended purpose.
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>>587472
Because the code is horrible, they are focused on newer projects and it keeps pumping money despite being on literal life support
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>>598217
I find it so odd, that most employees that walk in valves office everyday and see the real robot sentries and TF2 portraits and their other game stuff and not think "huh, I should really fix this game and then do it right with our huge fanbase"
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>>587472
they need to invent cock sucking technology for the next half life game





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